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William Dean Howells papers, 1883-1919

Summary Information

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Call No.: MS#0622
Bib ID 4078407 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920
Title William Dean Howells papers, 1883-1919
Physical Description 1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language(s) English .

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Letters of a personal nature, manuscripts including a short story"The Critical Book Store" seven numbers from the "Editor's Easy Chair" a series written by Howells for "Harper's Monthly" from 1900 to 1920 which included book reviews and essays on poetry, capital punishment, Mark Twain, and the political campaign of 1912. Also included is a biographical sketch of George William Curtis from "Roundabout to Boston" in the form in which it was printed in "Literary Friends and Acquaintances" in 1900.

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This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William Dean Howells papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--290. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--07/10/86. Accession number--M-86-07-10.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed JL-W 08/--/86.

Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

American novelist William Dean Howells was a leader of the school of realism, an important editor, and a critic. His magazine essays in "Atlantic" and "Harper's" recorded and questioned contemporary American life.